Well we all know Indian Festivals are delicious, quite literally! Each festival has its own specialty, and Holi is no different. Binge Eating starts as early in the morning and keeps on going till the day bids adieu. Staring from the salty crispy tea snacks to mouth watering sweet dish – gujiyas. However, all this oily deep-fried food leaves us with many after effects. Bloated tummy, acidity, unwanted acne/pimples, upset bowel movement. Reason – we are not used to such heavy palette on the daily basis.
Here are some easy ideas to detoxify your body after Festival Binge Eating –
1. Honey & Lemon –
Start your day with a glass of lukewarm water, mixed with a tablespoon of pure organic honey and a lemon. Make sure you take this on empty stomach. The reason Honey-n-Lemon detox water is gaining popularity because – it aids digestion and clears the toxins. Develop a habit of having one such glass everyday in the morning to help loose weight and cleaner skin. It detoxes the system, make sure to add pure honey and fresh squeeze of lemon juice.
2. Skip the Conventional Tea –
If you are a Tea addict like me, this is the most difficult step. My official day begins with cup of milk tea, however the post effects of binge eating – Skip your most favorite TEA. Instead make Green Tea – Earl Grey, Peppermint or Basil are the best picks. Green tea again boosts immunity and push away the toxic residue of oil and grease entered the system. Plus anti-oxidants helps in aiding digestion and cleansing the skin. Check out some really delicious and healthy Natural Green Tea options here.
3. Go Raw –
Have healthy & fulfilling breakfast, have seen many times when people skip breakfast thinking about last night’s binge. Honestly, I did it many times but this practice is neither healthy nor advisable. So, have a hearty breakfast but keep carbs to minimum. Have more or proteins in the shape of green leafy veggie salad or soup. Egg whites omelette or boiled Black Chana (chic-pea) Chaat. If you like millet, have a moong sprout, vegetable and millet salad. Fruits are best source of Micro & Macro nutrients, make sure to add them heavily.
4. WATER –
Water – the true necessity of Life. Make sure you drink plenty everyday and specially well post binge eating. Needless to say water cleanses the system and regulates overall conditioning of body. Drink room temperature water only, and keep sipping through-out the day. Herbs infused water tastes the best and also aids in detoxifying. Just add few limes or orange slices, mint or basil in a jug of water. Keep it overnight in refrigerator, bring it out n the morning. Let it comeback to room temperature – keep sipping.
5. Healthier Meals –
I usually avoid eating heavy or spiced food the next day of binge eating. Simple brown rice or oatmeal helps in bringing back the system to normalcy. Sprouts, steamed veggies, dalia are some of healthier options to stick to instead of heavy food.
Health is Wealth – Keep all the ingredients in balance for a happy healthy body. Enjoy each and every occasion, just a little tweak here and there can bring back fitter you.
Happy Holi & Festivities.
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